How to Choose the Right Color of Stone for Your Kitchen Countertops

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Countertops can make or break your kitchen. There are so many different options for you to choose from, not just in style, but color as well. The type of countertop you should install doesn’t depend solely on your preference, but on how they match their surroundings as well. Let’s take a look at a few things to keep in mind when deciding on your new kitchen countertop color.

The Battle Of Materials

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For many people, the debate of quartz vs marble countertops is a never-ending predicament. Marble is available in white, green, yellow, cream, red, pink, black, and brown. Quartz, on the other hand, is available in such as colors as Absolute White (currently trending), Troya, Metropolis Dark, Metropolis Brown, Coastal Grey, Noble Grey, Shitake, Dreamy Marfil, Raw Concrete, Bianco Drift, Frosty Carina, Calcutta Nuvo, and many more.

Granite countertops are also a great option, and are available in all basic colors as well as more complex ones like Luna Pearl, Butterfly Beige, Azul Plantino, Blanco Leblon, Santa Cecelia, and many others.

How to Pick the Right Stone Countertop Color

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Your goal should be to match the surroundings of your kitchen with whatever countertop color you choose. However, if you think you’ll be changing up the paint and surroundings at all, you might want to go with a color that’s a little more versatile. Strongly colored countertops are an option though, as long as you’re willing to keep their surroundings matching.

Undertones are a big part of choosing the right countertop color as well. For instance, blue or green can accentuate a color like cherry and make it appear much redder or even pink. Gray and blue colors, on the other hand, will intensify colors like orange and yellow. For this reason, choosing countertops with veined color is a good way to avoid a serious color clash with all the while looking as great as solid colors would.

Creating a stylish kitchen is about balance. If you have tiled floors or complex wallpaper designs, then solid stone countertop colors can help balance out everything else that’s going on. It works the other way around as well. Solid, simple wall and floor colors and patterns can be contrasted by using veined colors or multiple different colors.

It Doesn’t Take Much Effort to Create the Perfect Kitchen Style

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Whether you’re installing wood kitchen countertops, browsing through solid surface countertop colors, or debating on marble vs quartz countertops, there’s a way to make any style work. As long as you take into account the surroundings of your countertops and if you’ll be changing them up at all, you should be able to pick out some colors for your countertops that perfectly mesh with your kitchen as a whole.

Remember that creating a balance is key to preventing an ugly style clash, and accentuating certain colors with others can be a simple way to bring out the best in your kitchen.

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